Building on Bion: Branches: Contemporary Developments and by Malcolm Pines

By Malcolm Pines

The iconic effect of Bion's paintings - the various wealthy purposes of his principles to workforce treatment, workforce dynamics and organizational dynamics at present and searching to the long run - is the significant topic of this ebook. Chapters via unusual foreign individuals from the fields of psychoanalysis, staff research, administration consultancy and social technology conceal paintings with huge teams, Bion and the Tavistock meetings, and his rules approximately considering and studying, desires and mentality. They basically display Bion's originality and fervour as he sought the specified essence of psychoanalytic studying and the way this kind of pursuit and such studying will be shared and complex. This e-book, in addition to its better half quantity development on Bion: Roots (ISBN 1-84310-710-4), won't basically deepen figuring out of Bion's contributions to conception and perform, yet can also be useful to people who paintings with teams, in either healing and administration contexts. either volumes also are on hand as a collection, ISBN 1-84310-731-7).

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BION’S LEGACY TO MEDIAN AND LARGE GROUPS 49 Proposition 18. When subgroups are identified in light of the meaning they hold for the whole group, then their members can be better contained and their energy and values are more available to the group as a whole and to the membership-at-large. WHO WILL BE JOINED AND WHAT WILL A GROUP BE FOR OR AGAINST? Subgroup identifications were a big part of the median group selected for discussion in this paper. The several subgroups that emerged will be acknowledged according to their membership attributions, the positions they took with respect to whole group’s tensions, and their functional or stereotypical roles and constraints.

A) The members of a polarized group may find it difficult to maintain their personal integrity, reach for wholeness or become differentiated, since doing so requires avowing and taking responsibility for one’s own splits, contradictions and paradoxes. (b) In polarized groups, members’ discrepant reactions may be suppressed, denied, displaced in role reversals, or vehemently acted out through pervasive (or perverse) reaction formations. 46 BUILDING ON BION: BRANCHES THE POWER AND FRAGILITY OF MEMBERSHIP Only if individuals come sufficiently close to one another is it possible to give an interpretation without shouting it; equally it is necessary for all members of the group to witness the evidence on which interpretations are based.

1991) was written with inspiration, thoughtfulness, some hyperbole and notable erudition. Hypnotic phrases that recurred throughout the text were echoed in the early group discussion and served as group prayers or mantras. De Maré (as chief scribe) and Simon (as his prophet) could easily be cast as saviors who would provide members with salvation and assure the group’s continued existence, if only they were heard and followed. The group ethos that actually prevailed was that Simon would not (or was not allowed to) lead.

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